According to the policies approved by ICANN, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, the contact information a domain name is registered with must be valid and up to date at all times. Furthermore, this information is freely accessible on WHOIS web sites and while this may not be a problem for organizations, it may not be very convenient for individuals, because anybody can see their names and their personal home and email addresses, especially in times when identity fraud is not that unusual. That’s why domain name registrars have launched a service that conceals the details of their customers without changing them. The service is referred to as Whois Privacy Protection. If it is active, people will view the details of the domain registrar, not those of the domain owner, if they make a WHOIS search. The Whois Privacy Protection service is supported by all generic TLD extensions, but it is still not possible to hide your personal information with certain country-code extensions.

Whois Privacy Protection in Cloud Web Hosting

If you get a cloud web hosting package from us, you’ll be able to enable Whois Privacy Protection for any of your domains on the condition that their extensions support this option. You can register/transfer a domain name and add Whois Privacy Protection during the signup procedure or you can enable the service for any of your domains at any moment later through the Hepsia Control Panel. The process is exceptionally easy – after you log in, you will have to go to the Registered Domains section where you’ll see a list of all the domain names that you have registered with us. For each one of them you will notice an “Whois Privacy Protection” button, which will inform you if the service is activated or not. By clicking it, you can either Whois Privacy Protect the domain, or you can turn off the service if it is currently enabled.

Whois Privacy Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting

In case you want to hide the contact info for your domain name and you have a semi-dedicated server account with our company, you will be able to enable our Whois Privacy Protection service either during the account order procedure or at any time later through our Hepsia hosting Control Panel. The service is optional and can be enabled with a couple of clicks from the Control Panel’s Registered Domains section where all the domains that you have registered through our company will be listed in alphabetical order. You can order Whois Privacy Protection for any of the TLD extensions that support the service by simply clicking the “Whois Privacy Protection” symbol on the right-hand side of each domain name. In the same fashion, you can also renew the service or remove it – in case you’d like to transfer a domain name to a different registrar company and you need the real email address associated with the domain name to be visible.